Daphne Zepos passed away this morning.
You might not know her name but she was critical to the development of the artisan cheese movement in the US.
She started Essex Street in NYC... responsible for bringing Comte St. Antoine and the finest Parmigiano Reggiano to our country. She founded, with Mac McCalman, Artisanal's education program. She was a key instructor at the cheese school in San Francisco.
I was looking forward to meeting her and studying but she fell ill the week before the class... turned out to be cancer.